Wed Widing Hood a Wesounding success for local students

St. Joseph’s Catholic school in Port Elgin (Saugeen Shores) once again has proven how valuable music is when it comes to a well-rounded education.
From being involved in the on-stage musical side of things to costumes, sound effect, lighting dance choreography, set and props to acting, it all requires a team to make a production work.
This year’s musical production, directed by teacher, Lindsay Wright, was a smash hit with not an empty seat in the house on either Wednesday, May 17th or Thursday, May 18th.
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The musical was a 1950’s take-off on the traditional fairy tale of Red Riding Hood (Wed Widing Hood) that featured a cast of over 40 student actors, more than a dozen stage crew members and a dozen school staff.

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In the production, Wise Prince Jason, Strong Prince Justin and ordinary Loud Prince Frank were all trying to ‘woo’ Wed Widing Hood.  The king and queen hired the Fairy Godmother to set three tasks for the princes and, only the prince who can find the missing girl, defeat a dragon and awaken the castle visitor from her slumber can earn the right to woo ‘Wed Widing Hood’.  However, Little Red’s couch-potato parents don’t want to lose their little girl or how else will they get their cookies delivered to Grandmother?  So … they hire the evil queen to thwart the Fairy Godmother’s contest.  Luckily, little ‘Wed Widing Hood’s’ two sisters – Big Green and Medium Purple help balance out the situation.
The fractured, mixed-up rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale was thoroughly entertaining and a joy to watch.
It is just another example of the value that music plays in education, whether on stage or behind the scenes … it takes everyone pulling together.
Congratulations to all!